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7ThefilmKinnegaitRidingLightintotheWorldwillbepresentedat7p.m.May272014duringtheMayFourthTuesdayTour.Admissionisfree.NorthofSixtyreferstothecircleoflatitudethatis60degreesnorthoftheearthsequatorialplane.InCanadathe60thparallelformsaboundarybetweenthenorthernterritoriesofYukonNorthwestTerritoriesandNunavutandthewesternprovincesofBritishColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanandManitobatothesouth.FortyprintsselectedfromthecollectionofTheRichardF.BrushGallerySt.LawrenceUniversityCantonNewYorkofferadistinctportraitofInuitlifeandcultureintheCanadianArctic.TheseworkswillbeonviewinconjunctionwiththeconcurrentexhibitiontitledExcavationsfromtheVaultHermanDeanandtheHudsonBay.Inuitprintmakingasweknowittodaydatesbackto1957whenJamesHoustonayoungEuropean-CanadianhelpedtocreateacooperativegraphicartsworkshopinCapeDorsetlocatedinthenortheastCanadianArcticandpartofwhatisnowtherecentlycreatedterritoryofNunavut.CapeDorsetartistsarewellknownforstonecarvingsandstone-cutprintsaswellaslithographsstencilprintsandetchings.ArtistsfromseveralgenerationsportraythepowerandbeautyofthenaturalworldaswellastownandcamplifetraditionalInuitstoriesandmythiccreaturesandmorerecentlyinfluencesfromthesouth.Livinginsuchaharshenvironmenttheseartistspaycloseattentiontoandrespecttheforcesofnaturebuttheirworkalsoillustratesattimesacertainlyricismintheportrayalofhumansandanimalswiththeirsurroundings.Amongthebest-knownInuitartistsarePudloPudlat1916-1992KenojuakAshevak1927-2013KananginakPootoogook1935-2010andKavavaowMannomeeborn1958.PudlowasoneofthefirstInuitartiststoexplorenontraditionalsubjectmatteranumberofhisprintsfeatureairplanesandhelicoptersandothersshowanimalsinteractinginunexpectedandsometimeshumoroussituations.Kenojuaksprintsoftendepictbirdssuchasloonsgeeseowlsgullsandravenswovenfluidlytogetherinelaboratedesignsandbrightcolors.Manyofherprintsdepicthumanandanimaltransformationfigures.KenojuakhasreceivedseveralnotablehonorsandawardsfromartmuseumsuniversitiesandcollegesandtheCanadiangovernment.KananginakiswellknownforhisprintsofhuntingfishingandArcticwildlifesuchascariboupolarbearsandseals.YoungerartistssuchasKavavaowarenowexpandingupontraditionalthemesintheirworkwithimagesdepictingATVstelevisionsetsandothercommercialandmaterialitemsfromthesouth.ThisexhibitispresentedbyTheMacysFoundationandgenerouslysponsoredbyTheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowmentWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.NorthofSixty-CanadianInuitPrintsTheMacysFoundationPresentsKenojuakAshevak1927-2013WomenSpeakofSpringFishing1991.ColorLithograph.CourtesyoftheRichardF.BrushArtGallerySt.LawrenceUniversityCantonNewYork.KananginakPootoogook1935-2010AmiraijaqtugSheddingtheVelvet2004.Stonecutandstencil.CourtesyoftheRichardF.BrushArtGallerySt.LawrenceUniversityCantonNewYork.PudloPudlat1916-1992ImposedMigration1986.ColorlithographCourtesyoftheRichardF.BrushArtGallerySt.LawrenceUniversityCantonNewYork.IsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineGalleryMay10-August32014